Construction & Infrastructure


St Philips Business and Property Construction & Infrastructure team provides dispute resolution services to the Construction, Engineering, Technology and Marine industries. Our members have extensive experience in heavy construction disputes both nationally and internationally, in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation; arising from building & engineering activities including:

  • Power stations
  • Petro-chemical
  • Waste to energy plants
  • Water treatment plants
  • Hospitals
  • Office and apartment blocks
  • Roads, railways, and bridges
  • Mechanical & electrical services
  • Residential properties
  • Professional negligence in relation to surveyors, architects, engineers and solicitors.
  • Shipbuilding & superyacht disputes

Our barristers have worked with all the standard forms of contract such as JCT, ICE, FIDIC, NEC, IChemE and regularly appear in the Technology and Construction Courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums, not only contesting matters but often conducting them, as Chartered Arbitrators, Adjudicators and Mediators.

Often dual qualified, with a technical degree in construction, our team are members of one or more of the relevant building and engineering professional bodies, such as ICE, CIOB, RICS, LCIA TECBAR and IChemE, and have first-hand experience of the arbitral rules of ICC and LCIA. In addition to traditional construction litigation, our team provides expertise across the full range of litigation undertaken in the modern Technology & Construction Court.

These include matters involving:

  • Claims relating to the design, supply and installation of computers, computer software and related network systems
  • Party walls
  • Claims arising out of or connected with insolvency
  • Public procurement regimes
  • Claims by and against local authorities relating to their statutory duties concerning the development of land or the construction of buildings;
  • Complex claims relating to the quality of goods sold or hired, and work done, materials supplied or services rendered;
  • Claims between landlord and tenant for breach of a repairing covenant;
  • Claims between neighbours, owners and occupiers of land in trespass, nuisance, or for determination of their rights.
  • Claims relating to the environment (for example, pollution cases)
  • Claims arising out of fires
  • Claims involving the taking of complex accounts
  • Challenges to decisions of arbitrators in construction and engineering disputes.

Our Construction & Infrastructure Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated business and property clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Justin Luckman, Arron Snipe, Jake Smithers and Tom Kelly. +44 (0) 121 246 7010









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